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Venice: B&W and Long Exposure

24-28 Jan 2024


Two Leaders: Adrian Beasley, Jeremy Walker

Small Group size: Max 6

Venice is such a rich visual feast that it would be easy to shoot it just one way, in colour. However, with this workshop we will focus you on capturing the mood, texture, line, shadow, light and detail reducing long exposures.


With a small group and two experienced leaders, we will be able to help you to engage with the monochrome world and learn to shoot and edit in Black & White. Adrian will demonstrate editing techniques on-the-hoof using the latest mobile editing tools. He will also have his laptop available all day while we are shooting so that we can explore how images can be created in realtime. With this immediate feedback you will quickly learn to see image opportunities and take them before they are lost.


Long exposure photography allows us to reduce complexity, especially where water or moving subjects form part of an image. Because of the abundance of canals and waterways, there are many iconic locations that work especially well for long exposure photography. However, there are many more opportunities where the location is not important but a beautiful image can be created. We will help you explore those iconic places but also the lesser trodden areas where you can create unique images and express your personal style. We will also experiment shooting with a short exposure, allowing some movement.

About Jeremy Walker

Jeremy Walker is one of the UK’s most respected landscape photographers and is known for his eye-catching panoramas, moody, atmospheric landscapes and dark dramatic images of castles and ruins. Jeremy started his career as a studio photographer but has been specialising in location imagery for over twenty-five years. As a result of his eye-catching photography, he was invited to join the prestigious Nikon Ambassador programme in 2016. He is the author of ‘Landscape’, his highly acclaimed first book and is in much demand as a speaker, writer and workshop leader.

Location and Accommodation

We will be staying at Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal on a B&B single occupancy basis.


Start and End times

The workshop starts at 4pm on Day 1 at the Hotel for a meet and greet. This allows for travel without the need for a prior nights accommodation.

The workshop ends at 4pm on the last day.


Breakfast is included.



  • No previous experience is needed, training will be provided during the workshop.

  • If you have never created long exposures, you will need suitable filters and a tripod. Please contact me for more details, purchasing advice and we may be able to loan you some items.

  • You might like to bring a computer or tablet to explore image editing.

  • To help you sleep at night, please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.

Not Included

  • Colour 😊 It's a Black & White Workshop!

  • Meals not mentioned above

  • Travel to and from the workshop

  • Travel and equipment Insurance

Contact Details

Adrian Beasley +44 7785926738

More details will be provided when the balance payments are due and a brief update is provided a few days before the start of the workshop.

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Residentials: 

We require a 10% deposit when you book to secure your place, final balance will be due 8-weeks before the start of the workshop. If you cancel at any time, please understand that I may need to retain some of your monies to cover incurred costs that I cannot recover, unless I am able to re-sell your place. In general, if I am able to re-sell the place, I will refund you so please contact me as quickly as possible.

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